Appliance manufacturers interested in using laser die cutting technology for appliance faceplates and nameplates, membrane switches, flexible circuits, and other components can take advantage of a Laser Cutting Applications Laboratory for Materials Research opened by industry supplier Spartanics.
The lab will help appliance OEMs determine if the materials they use can be handled by modern laser die cutting technology. Applications engineers have tested laser die cutters with varying laser strengths and software configurations with materials like plastic films, polyesters, polycarbonates, foams, textiles, paper, adhesive tapes, non-wovens, wood, laminates, pressure-sensitive substrates, magnetic materials, polypropylene, polymides, abrasives, rubber, and others.
The laboratory provides no-cost detailed engineering analyses of maximum material thicknesses that can be handled with these different substrates, including brand name materials, correlated to laser power and other variables.
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